I hate wiring so much. The anxiety, the crappy black-and-white manufacturer's photos, the "this is suggested but we didn't include any for you lol" parts... GRRRR. Anyhow, I've run into one big issue, one small issue and one concern while trying to install my PC3 this afternoon.
Big issue is the red, smaller issue is the yellow.
The instructions say to find the opaque 2-pin connector in the stock harness. So I found the male end (dangling at the 2 o'clock position), but not the female end. I'm holding the PC3's red lines that I'm supposed to connect in line, but since I only have the male end on my OEM harness, I can only plug in one end. If I leave the other end on the PC3 connection open, will things still work?
I suspect that the missing OEM female connector is the wires that were running to the license plate lamp on the OEM tail section that I removed. If this is the case, and the PC3 will not function if I leave one end open, does that mean I have to find some way to reconnect that lamp?
: In the instructions, it looks like they have several inches of wire to play with when it comes to splicing the connector on. On my bike, I have maybe 1" of usable wire that I can splice onto unless I open up the harness tape which I don't plan on doing. In this case, should I splice closer to the connector end or the harness tape end to make sure I have enough slack to connect the PC3?
Concern: The instructions recommend using dielectric grease for the splice, which I do not have. Am I asking for trouble if I go ahead with the splice and do not apply any grease?